Gateway Initiative Fall 2011 Open House
Practice continues to provide students with opportunities to get involved with real world projects, work with dedicated teams, and develop excellent experience and portfolio content. Join us for the third Gateway Initiative Open House in McCormick Gallery to learn about new and ongoing projects and how to get involved. Initiatives for Fall 2011 include:
DND Integrated Community Design
Create an integrated community design that makes use of research on urban agriculture, consumption systems, social justice, farmers markets, community gardens, housing, and sustainability principles. Develop a mixed use approach, considering multiple factors and providing new visions for urban scale planning and development.
Develop a design as a part of a BAC based team competition for a sustainable storefront in Chinatown, Boston. Working collaboratively, and with the participation of store owners in Chinatown, develop a design and proposal for a juried competition, leading to an event on sustainable commercial design and with the potential for a build out of the winning entry in the Summer of 2012.
Franklin Park Zoo
Work with a team to develop designs for an expansion to the Tiger Holding facilities at the Franklin Park Zoo, considering specific needs related to housing for dangerous large carnivores, and taking into account site conditions, service access needs, and various programmatic constraints.
Boys and Girls Club of South Boston
A multi-phase project consisting of measurement and documentation of Boys and Girls club building in South Boston, followed by an interactive charette process with staff and students to determine programming opportunities and develop best organization recommendations, culminating in a range of creative ideas for renovating the building.